I wish I could say this hate began with Donald Trump and will end with him. It didn’t, and it won’t. American history isn’t a fairytale with a guaranteed happy ending.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 15, 2020
It's up to all of us to do the hard work to ensure the American ideal finally wins out. pic.twitter.com/iUyi82zXN7
ABOVE: Real talk from Joe Biden.
NEWNOWNEXT: It's an older article, but it beautifully sums up the life and struggle of Don Zarda, who was fired for being gay after his employer initially tried to claim he had inappropriately touched a female client at this skydiving job — when in reality all he'd done was come out to her. He died in a skydiving accident in 2014.
NYT: The terribly sad story of Sarah Hegazi, a gay egyptian who — carried away with Pride during a pop concert — raised an LGBTQ flag like the lead singer of a group she was watching. Her image was captured and she and many others were arrested for inciting debauchery. Several years later, having been tortured and fled her homeland, she took her own life, apologizing for giving up, and forgiving her tormentors.
Trump: “If we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any.” pic.twitter.com/ipdOf7Yrgi— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 15, 2020
TWITTER: Trump literally said if we stop testing right now, we'd have very few cases, if any.
BBC: Mother Nature supports LGBTQ rights!
Heart-wrenching. Oluwatoyin Salau used her voice to fight for the Black community and speak out against injustice. She was only 19 and had her whole life ahead of her.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 15, 2020
We must do better to protect Black women and value their lives. #JusticeForToyin https://t.co/WUPb5hpYqT
HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Another Black man found hanging from a tree. Another suicide?
THE HILL: BLM activist Oluwatoyin Salau, 19, has been confirmed to be one of two women found murdered in Tallahassee. Her alleged killer, Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was taken into custody. The body of 75-year-old AARP volunteer Victoria Sims was recovered at the same time Salau's was. Salau's death prompted RIP QUEEN to trend on Twitter.
Salau had tweeted that she'd been sexually assaulted by a man matching Glee's description on the same day she went missing.
AP: Major news orgs are switching from describing people as black to describing them as Black, citing a cultural connotation that transcends mere skin color. Interestingly, the same wouldn't be true for white, lacing the same cultural connotation, and to avoid any association with white supremacy.
JOE.MY.GOD.: Trump threatens Bolton with criminal action if he publishes his tell-all.
POLITICO: Trump says critics are COVID-shaming him about rallies.
NBC NEWS: FDA pulls emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.
NYT: Wednesday at 8 p.m., check out a Zoom performance of At Home with Rebecca Luker. The Broadway singer, a three-time Tony nominee, is battling ALS but can still sing, a marvel.